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I'm Thinking of Ending Thing (2020)

Updated: May 23

R | 2h 14min | 7/10 | #Drama #Thriller #Horror

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.)

 
 

STORYLINE:

In "I'm Thinking of Ending Things," (2020) a young woman contemplates her relationship with her boyfriend Jake on a snowy drive to his parents' rural home. Upon arrival, the couple's encounter with Jake's parents reveals unsettling and surreal dynamics, as time and perception begin to unravel in inexplicable ways. The film delves deep into the psyche of its characters, exploring themes of loneliness, regret, and the human desire for connection. Kaufman's adaptation is a labyrinthine journey into the subconscious, blending reality with the abstract to create a hauntingly poetic examination of the human condition.


STAFF REVIEW:

Charlie Kaufman's "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" is a thought-provoking and meticulously crafted film that defies conventional narrative structures. Jessie Buckley delivers a mesmerizing performance, anchoring the film's existential inquiries with a palpable sense of unease and introspection. Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis contribute to the film's disorienting and dream-like quality, each delivering standout performances. Kaufman's direction and screenplay invite multiple interpretations, making the film a richly layered and immersive experience. It's a challenging, cerebral film that rewards patient and attentive viewers with its complexity and depth.


CREDITS:

Director: Charlie Kaufman

Written by: Charlie Kaufman

Starring:

- Jessie Buckley as Young Woman

- Jesse Plemons as Jake

- Toni Collette as Mother

- David Thewlis as Father

Produced by:

- Anthony Bregman

- Charlie Kaufman

- Robert Salerno

- Stefanie Azpiazu

Production Company(s):

- Likely Story

- Projective Testing Service

Cinematography: Łukasz Żal

Edited by:

- Robert Frazen

Music by: Jay Wadley

Distributed by: Netflix

Release date: September 4, 2020

Run Time: 2h 14min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: Not specified

Box office: Not applicable (released on Netflix)


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